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Hercules Has Seen Richard Dreyfuss Enhance 2010’s Final Four Episodes of WEEDS!!

“Weeds” begins its four-episode Dreyfuss-infused season-closing Motor City arc tonight and I’m here to tell you season six finishes strong: it’s funny, suspenseful and moving. Not only is the Botwin’s future decided in Dearborn, but we learn the teenage Nancy left a lot of mayhem in her wake before heading west to Agrestic. (By the way, a big Botwin-free part of 6.12 is set in Agrestic, which has been improbably rebranded Regrestic.) Showtime says of 6.10, titled “Dearborn-Again”:
Nancy, attempting to score some big cash, returns to her hometown where she takes up residence with Warren an old acquaintance. Andy and Doug try to secure information on where to locate fake passports. Meanwhile, Silas and Shane curiously dig into Nancy's past.
Notes: * The “previously” package begins with the words of Nancy Botwin’s sister, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh: “Just admit for once you had sex with Mr. Schiff. Your math teacher. And he threatened to stab himself in the heart with a geometry compass when she dumped him. He finally got fired, divorced his wife and camped out on our front lawn until daddy finally had him taken away. He used to send you notes from the loony bin.” * This week’s “Weeds” logo is a Sky Mall catalog. * Nancy thinks Dearborn, Mich., her hometown, is an excellent place to get fake passports because of its enormous Arab population. * Dreyfuss may here play the least savory character of his career. Which is not to say it's not entertaining. * We meet devout and not-terribly-devout Muslims during these final four episodes. * We learn Nancy was an “amazing” gymnast and dancer who designed her own outfits. * Eldest son Silas has a lot of thinking to do in these final four. * The visit to Sherwood and Arlene Price comes at 6.10’s midpoint. That’s Eric Lange, who played Dharma head of research Stuart Radzinski on season five of “Lost.” * Curiously, only one homeless unemployed auto worker is encountered this week. To anticipate the question, Showtime has ordered a seventh season. 10 p.m. Monday. Showtime.
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  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Do we really need a season 7?

    by V'Shael

    With some tighter writing and less stunt casting (honestly, what was Linda Hamilton doing? I learned more about her character by reading articles on AICN than I did from watching the episodes...) they could have tied up the story this year. <p> But making Shane into some kind of Dexter-lite and drawing things out... it's just frustrating. It feels like they're going back to spinning wheels and plots and biding their time until the inevitable cliffhanger, without actually resolving anything.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Glad that Agrestic comes back (if even a little)

    by Hendrix4747

    I've enjoyed the past three seasons to a point, but I've really just wanted them to go back to Agrestic.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    But does 6.12 have "little boxes"?

    by CCon99

    Because I miss the old intro. I miss Guillermo too.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    A "Lost" credit isn't necessarily a plus

    by gruntybear

    Considering that some of us saw through the charade that was that crapfest before the end if its first season.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Does she ever get naked again?

    by estacado1

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    If "Spinning Their Wheels"...

    by blhotz

    equals massive laughs every week like the rest of the season so far... YES, PLEASE... wtb Season 10+!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Seasons 4/5 were nearly unwatchable... but

    by mayorofsmpleton

    This year has been a return to form. It's been tightly written with the same level of quality we got the first couple of years. I was so ready to give up after season 5's finale but I'm back in at this point. Bring on S7

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Mexico sucked...

    by Billyeveryteen

    USA is where it's at.<p>More pot please.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I loved this season

    by GelflingFucker

    It felt like they were trying to bring it back to the core family. And Nancy and Andy's relationship continues to be really interesting.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Give Doug and Andy a spin-off show

    by DirkD13"

    Fuck the rest of 'em, Doug and Andy is where it's at. Two of the best characters (and actors) on TV at the moment without question.<p>!What do you call that thing between the dick and the asshole?"<p>"The coffee table".

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Last eposide was a snore fest.

    by cookylamoo

    It like every character was on auto-pilot.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    You do realize that this show is about Not-Nancy.

    by jedimast3r

    Because she's the least likable character on any show on TV right now. They try hard to write her as a sympathetic narcissist MILF, but I absolutely can't stand the character. if that's the point, that's just sad. <p>If it wasn't for Justin Kirk and the rest of the supporting cast, this show would not exist. All MLP knows how to do is cry and smile crooked, and sip on a straw on queue. I fucking hate Nancy Botwin as a character, but I love the supporting cast. So, I watch.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Dryfuss must have watched this show

    by antonphd

    after co-starring with her in RED.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Question

    by sharpie

    So what's in the room?